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Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau with Bookcase no. 16

This Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau is Sold.


Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau with Detachable Bookcase

Here you have another tall Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau of us. This time with a bookcase.

We have feeling, that the choice of ‘hang on the wall’ vs. ‘leave on the top’ is quite valuable. That is why we fixed the top of bottom part of this piece and made it smooth as never touched by any screws, and attached brackets to the back of bookcase for hanging on any wall.
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Shabby Chic Nest of Tables no. 15 on Sale

This Shabby Chic Nest of Tables is Sold


Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with Vins & Spiritueux Advert – (the classic one)

This one is classic. Not being modest – it is the most popular design we offer to the public. Shabby Chic Nest of Tables, Queen Ann style, Annie Sloan’s Paints. Made with use of Water Decal Transfer technique.
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Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers no. 5 (1930s)


Vintage Shabby Chic Chest of Four Drawers, approx years 1930s

This Shabby Chic Chest of Drawers is quite vintage, comes from 1930s. When I first saw it I fell in love with its details; the carved slat at the top and the pull handles are simple yet so beautiful.
For long time we couldn’t decide whether to paint it or not, it was so charming as it was. But, after all, we end up with a piece you can see at the pictures. Continue reading

Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau no. 09


Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau Writing Desk with Bookshelf

Our biggest bureau so far.

Almost two meters high, wide and spacious. The bookshelf will easily accommodate a big part of your vintage library, the desktop will allow you to work with your laptop. When retired for the night – you close the lid and admire a vintage French advert printed on the outside.

Perfect piece for a living room or a study. You can adapt it for children room as well – just make them to do their homework (which is not easy).

This Shabby Chic bureau was painted with Farrow and Ball primer and then Annie Sloan’s ‘Paris Grey’ and ‘Old White’ chalk paints. Then it was sanded gently to achieve distressed Vintage Shabby Chic look. Internal part of desktop, as well as internal drawers, were painted with both white and grey colours to achieve this interesting texture (you can find more info about this technique in our post about Shabby Chic Nest of Tables with Texture.
For long lasting protection it is covered with couple of coats of Colron’s non-yellowing acrylic varnish – safe to wipe with a dump cloth.

Attention to detail
All our furniture are distinguished by attention to detail. We put a lot of effort to be sure that all small parts of our work will not spoil the overal result. That is why we, for example:

  • paint the rear side of the bureau;
  • change the felt in desktop support to match the colour of paint (you may notice, it was green before);
  • paint internal part of bookshelf doors.



Height: 199 cm (bottom writing part: 98 cm + bookcase 101 cm);

Width of body: 75 cm;
Width of very top part: 78 cm;
Width of very bottom part: 77 cm;

Depth of bureau with desktop closed: 45cm
Depth of bureau with desktop open: 78 cm;
Depth of bookcase: 21 cm


For printing we have used our own design of vintage French advert. You can find it in our Resourcers page: Free Printable Image – Haute Couture. The technique we used this time is a screen printing.

Annie Sloan – ‘Old White’ chalk paint
Annie Sloan – ‘Paris Grey’ chalk paint


…the same Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau before renovation


Vintage Shabby Chic Nest of Tables no. 14


Queen Anne style Vintage Shabby Chic Nest of Tables

Here you can see another Vintage Shabby Chic Nesto of Tables. This one we decided to make in our classical style using Annie Sloan’s paints and sanding paper.

You could see this Nest previously in our Waiting Room, now the pictures of this piece before our work are attached at the bottom of this page.

For printing on each of table top we have used our own design of Haute Couture – French vintage-like advert. We used a water decal technique to transfer the print (you can see how to make it in our tutorial on transferring the print onto furniture or wood)



table 1
height: 55 cm
table top: 53 cm x 42 cm

table 2
height: 52 cm
table top: 43 cm x 35 cm

table 3
height: 48.5 cm
table top: 33 cm x 29 cm


Annie Sloan – ‘Old White’ chalk paint
Annie Sloan – ‘Paris Grey’ chalk paint


…the same Vintage Shabby Chic Nest of Tables before renovation

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Shabby Chic Bureau no. 8


What you can see in here is a Vintage Shabby Chic Bureau we made entirely to order.
Our customer has chosen a ‘raw’ vintage bureau from our Waiting Room, and we were happy to renovate it accordingly to her wishes.

This Shabby Chic Bureau was not on sale at all, therefore I do not include usual commercial part of description. Just the most important things:

Annie Sloan – ‘Old White’ chalk paint
Annie Sloan – ‘Paris Grey’ chalk paint

To give our Shabby Chic Bureau more vintage look we lined the bottom of each drawer with a prints of old fashioned butterflies, which we collect at Pinterest. Here you have link do best quality image: Butterflies

On the top we have printed a Vintage French Advert. I would love to add ‘Original’ with this description, but I cannot. Design was made by us and inspiration taken from the Internet.
The technique we used is our favourite screen printing.

Are we or are we not getting better in it?
Just have a look at the pictures.


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Shabby Chic Bureau before renovation…

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